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500 million accounts compromised as Yahoo confirms data breach

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500 million accounts compromised as Yahoo confirms data breach

There are reports that Yahoo will most likely soon confirm a massive data breach involving hundreds of millions of accounts.

Reports cite several sources as saying the breach is widespread and serious.

This comes at an especially bad time for Yahoo as it negotiates the sale of its core business in what was expected to be a $4.8 Billion transaction.

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The price may go down; however, Verizon would essentially inherit this problem as it takes over.

Though details on exactly what was exposed in the breach have yet to be disclosed by Yahoo, we do know that the hack likely took place just this past August.

A hacker who goes by the pseudonym “Peace” claimed the attack and said they were selling the information on the dark web.

This could turn out very messy for Yahoo –hopefully it won’t turn out messy for users.

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